At table.

Now that visions of chicken tongues have whetted your appetite, it’s time to check in with a few more “who I’d have to dinner” lists.  Friend Katherine, my stepdaughter, Angela, and her husband, Bobby, weighed in with the following:

Katherine’s list:

“Dorothy Parker, Shakespeare, Confucius, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin.”

Wow! Quite the power table!

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Amelia Earhart (from www.boeing.com)

Amelia Earhart (from http://www.boeing.com)

Charlie Chaplin (from www.amoeba.com)

Charlie Chaplin (from http://www.amoeba.com)

And this eclectic group from Angela:

“Steven Tyler: for so many reasons, not the least of which would be that you KNOW he has good stories to tell when there is a lull in convo, and I would be on edge guessing at which scarves he would bring along and attach to his chair.
And, because he reminds me of everything I cherished and loathed about being a teenager. (Editor’s note: and everything Dad and I cherished and loathed about you being a teenager, too:-) )

Dream On...

Dream On...

-Coco Chanel: Fascinated by her childhood. How she pioneered fashion being a woman and poor the way she did is unprecedented. And I read she was incredibly unfriendly and difficult, a Type-A that would make me look loosey-goosey. And, of course, WHAT WOULD SHE WEAR?

-John Irving: as author of one of the best books of all time, “a prayer for Owen Meany” and the inspiration for the screenplay “the world according to garp” (one of my husband’s “top favorite movies of all time” I think he would bring intellectual dialogue between the salad course and the palate cleansing…Plus, I think Coco would like him.

If you haven't read this, you're missing something!

If you haven't read this, you're missing something!

-Anna Wintour: she wouldn’t stay long, she’d pop in and not say hello to anyone, have a sip of ice water, and depart, while her “umbrella holder” escorted her to her Bentley, BUT, wouldn’t it be cool to see the look on her face when she saw Coco?? Although, she so aloof she might not even notice her.

-Clive Owen: he can arrive late and stay late. Everyone else, beat it. (Editor’s note: Wait! Wait! Can I swap out Hugh Laurie for Clive???!!! PLEEEEEEEZE?)

Three words: Yum. Yum. YUM.

Three words: Yum. Yum. YUM.

-Caesar Milan: sorry to copy, Marilyn, but you know how I feel about dogs. Maybe he could bring an Animal Shaman with him and read TINY!!!!

Bernie Mac: if you haven’t seen his skit on the stand-up DVD “the kings of comedy”, then, well, that’s just sad. Amazon.com. Not saying it’s clean but it is side-splittingly funny…I was so sad when he died suddenly last year. ”

Bernie Mac (from www.phprider.com)

Bernie Mac (from http://www.phprider.com)

Bobby sent this touching list:

“First off, my father for a lot of reasons but mostly he was always the hit of the party.  Next would be James Cagney, another NY’er who could light up a room.  Burt Lancaster is 3rd, yes another NY’er and one of my all time favorite movie stars.

James Cagney (from www.allposters.com)

James Cagney (from http://www.allposters.com)

Next up I’m going to dig deep into the history books with Mark Antony, a nobody who made
his way up the ranks.

Mark Antony

Mark Antony

I’m going to jump around a lot so bear with me, next is John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row are two of my all time
favorites.  Thurman Munson would have to be there, almost the greatest Yankee catcher of all time, Yogi was the best and you know what he can come too along with Phil Rizzuto who I used to listen to with my father,

Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson

Rizzuto would be in the middle of calling a play then out of no where say “oh and happy birthday to so and so…”.  Lets see, John Ramsey my 9th grade history teacher for sure, Gen Patton, Ms Lynn my 12th grade history teacher who was black and married to a Tusckegee Airman and used to dress up like an African Queen everyday and didn’t give a damn.  Clint Eastwood for sure, my grandfather Santos Palermo who refused to see the
movie “The God Father” because that would glorifying the MOB and he knew what kind of animals they really are.  Danny Shea who died on 9/11 and would
come up with best office pranks you’ve ever seen and to finish it off Angela’s grandfather whom I’m told had a sparkling personality and was a
great conversationalist.”

Last, and, um, least, kind of, the CE suggested this trio for his table:

Larry, Moe and Curly (from www.etsu.edu)

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! As they say, all the world’s a stooge…who’s on yours?

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to At table.

  1. Emperor de' Pollo says:

    PP, I really like the pertinent photos you always manage to find and include with your musings. They add a lot to the experience. I particularly lliked the one of Dorothy Parker, as I don’t think of her as being young and beautiful, but there she is; just that. Thanks for the daily thrills PP…….

  2. Katherine Gunther says:

    Oh my gosh – A Prayer for Owen Meany is THE BEST!!! OK, now I have to go search for that book upstairs as it’s been too long since readings…

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